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utopianism ::: n. --> The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.

utopianist ::: n. --> An Utopian; an optimist.

utopian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness. ::: n. --> An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.

utopia ::: n. --> An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.

Utopia: (Gr. ou-topos, the Land of Nowhere) An expression used by Sir Thomas More in his book "De optimo reipublicae statu deque nova insular Utopia," 1516, which in the form of a novel described an ideal state. Phto's Politeia is the first famous Utopia. Plato, however, hid several predecessors and followers in this type of literature. From the Renaissance on the most famous Utopias besides Thomas More's book were: Tommaso Campanella: The City of the Sun, 1612; Francis Bacon, New Atlantis, 1627; Cabet, Voyage en Icarie, 1842; Bellamy, Looking Backward, 1888. -- W.E.

Utopian socialism: Given wide cuirency by the writings of Marx and Engels, this term signifies the socialist ideas of thinkcis like Owen, St. Simon and Fourier who protested against the sufferings of the masses under capitalism and who saw in social ownership of the means of production a remedy which would eliminate unemployment and afford economic security to all, but who at the same time felt that socialism could be attained by persuading the ruling classes to give up voluntarily their privileged positions and extensive holdings. Marx and Engels criticized such a conception of method and tactics as Utopian, naive, unhistorical, and opposed to it their own "scientific socialism". See Socialism, Marxian. -- J.M.S.

utopianism ::: n. --> The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.

utopianist ::: n. --> An Utopian; an optimist.

utopian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness. ::: n. --> An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.

utopia ::: n. --> An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.

utopia: An imaginary location or government where political and social perfection has been reached: The people of such utopias are generally clean, virtuous, healthy, and happy. In essence, a utopian society is one that has been cured of all its social ills. See dystopia.

utopian literature: A utopia refers to both a perfect society, yet an impossible one. Utopian literature is any text that offers the reader, or investigates the concept of, a perfect society in the physical world (opposed to an ideal society in an afterlife).

Utopianism ::: The many various social and political movements, and a significant body of religious and secular literature, based upon the idea that paradise is achievable on Earth.


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1:He was no fool or Utopian who wished to be the maker of songs for his country rather than its law giver. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Work and Ideal,
2:The priestess of Artemis took hold of her almost with the violence of a lover, and whisked her away into a languid ecstasy of reverie. She communicated her own enthusiasm to the girl, and kept her mind occupied with dreams, faery-fervid, of uncharted seas of glory on which her galleon might sail, undiscovered countries of spice and sweetness, Eldorado and Utopia and the City of God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
3:Reading list (1972 edition)[edit]1. Homer - Iliad, Odyssey2. The Old Testament3. Aeschylus - Tragedies4. Sophocles - Tragedies5. Herodotus - Histories6. Euripides - Tragedies7. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War8. Hippocrates - Medical Writings9. Aristophanes - Comedies10. Plato - Dialogues11. Aristotle - Works12. Epicurus - Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus13. Euclid - Elements14.Archimedes - Works15. Apollonius of Perga - Conic Sections16. Cicero - Works17. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things18. Virgil - Works19. Horace - Works20. Livy - History of Rome21. Ovid - Works22. Plutarch - Parallel Lives; Moralia23. Tacitus - Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania24. Nicomachus of Gerasa - Introduction to Arithmetic25. Epictetus - Discourses; Encheiridion26. Ptolemy - Almagest27. Lucian - Works28. Marcus Aurelius - Meditations29. Galen - On the Natural Faculties30. The New Testament31. Plotinus - The Enneads32. St. Augustine - On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine33. The Song of Roland34. The Nibelungenlied35. The Saga of Burnt Njal36. St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica37. Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy38. Geoffrey Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales39. Leonardo da Vinci - Notebooks40. Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy41. Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly42. Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres43. Thomas More - Utopia44. Martin Luther - Table Talk; Three Treatises45. François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel46. John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion47. Michel de Montaigne - Essays48. William Gilbert - On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies49. Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote50. Edmund Spenser - Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene51. Francis Bacon - Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis52. William Shakespeare - Poetry and Plays53. Galileo Galilei - Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences54. Johannes Kepler - Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World55. William Harvey - On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals56. Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan57. René Descartes - Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy58. John Milton - Works59. Molière - Comedies60. Blaise Pascal - The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises61. Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light62. Benedict de Spinoza - Ethics63. John Locke - Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education64. Jean Baptiste Racine - Tragedies65. Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology67.Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe68. Jonathan Swift - A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal69. William Congreve - The Way of the World70. George Berkeley - Principles of Human Knowledge71. Alexander Pope - Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu - Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws73. Voltaire - Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary74. Henry Fielding - Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones75. Samuel Johnson - The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets ~ Mortimer J Adler,

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1:Literature is my Utopia ~ Helen Keller
2:Don't piss on my Utopia. ~ Theresa Weir
3:Utopia means elsewhere. ~ John Malkovich
4:Misery motivates, not utopia. ~ Karl Marx
5:Utopia's quite another land; ~ W S Gilbert
6:Money is dehydrated utopia. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
7:Cycle trails will abound in Utopia. ~ H G Wells
8:She was ambrosia, utopia—a cure. ~ Pepper Winters
9:Utopia begins with durable goods. ~ Bryant McGill
10:In a word, literature is my utopia. ~ Helen Keller
11:No Utopia is Utopia for everyone ~ Karen Joy Fowler
12:Progress is the realization of utopia. ~ Oscar Wilde
13:Utopian movements produce dystopias. ~ Dennis Prager
14:If you're utopian, you're never satisfied. ~ Alan Kay
15:Who else but utopians could make utopia? ~ Dave Eggers
16:Utopias of equality are biologically doomed[.] ~ Will Durant
17:Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now. ~ Edward Abbey
18:Noyes’s sex-crazed utopian cult in Oneida, New York. ~ Sam Kean
19:I think that Utopia is a theory of human action. ~ Cory Doctorow
20:Utopias are often just premature truths. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
21:I believe that he who sows utopia will reap reality. ~ Carlo Petrini
22:Utopia is that which is in contradiction with reality. ~ Albert Camus
23:There is a tyranny in the womb of every Utopia. ~ Bertrand De Jouvenel
24:Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. ~ Victor Hugo
25:There's no perfect place, there's no wonderful utopia. ~ Sandra Cisneros
26:Idealism is just an escape from reality. There is no utopia. ~ Libba Bray
27:Melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin. ~ Gunter Grass
28:Political thought in France is either nostalgic or Utopian. ~ Raymond Aron
29:The future is a choice between Utopia and oblivion. ~ R Buckminster Fuller
30:utopias always turn out to be one version of hell or another. ~ Dean Koontz
31:If utopian fiction became the new trend, I wouldn't read it. ~ Veronica Roth
32:I love playing. If it was down to just that, it would be utopia. ~ Jimmy Page
33:Art is also a quasi-utopian promise of happiness, always broken. ~ John Zerzan
34:We must mistrust utopias: they usually end in holocausts. ~ Mario Vargas Llosa
35:Utopia is impossible; everyone who isn’t a utopian is a shmuck. ~ Cory Doctorow
36:The isolation, the separateness, is always a part of any utopia. ~ Toni Morrison
37:An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia. ~ Thomas B Macaulay
38:No utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time. ~ Arthur C Clarke
39:Oregon, a state that was explicitly founded as a kind of white utopia. ~ Anonymous
40:The dreams get anchored in aged wisdom not some utopian fantasy. ~ Shane Claiborne
41:When I die, I want to die in a Utopia that I have helped to build. ~ Henry Kuttner
42:Because utopias always turn out to be one version of hell or another. ~ Dean Koontz
43:I offered them Utopia, but they fought for the right to live in Hell. ~ Mark Millar
44:Happiness is the chief material also in the construction of Utopias. ~ Wyndham Lewis
45:no attempt at making a utopia on earth has led to other than disaster. ~ Dean Koontz
46:utopia, a place that has known only peace and harmony and balance ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
47:Utopias are boring. Distopias on the other hand, are interesting. ~ Robert Silverberg
48:Every eutopia contains a dystopia, every dystopia contains a eutopia. In ~ Thomas More
49:Utopia is a mixture of childish rationalism and secularized angelism. ~ Emile M Cioran
50:A utopia has no problems to solve, but therefore no opportunities either. ~ Kevin Kelly
51:Only the boldest Utopians would dream of the economy of kindness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
52:The true socialist utopia turns out to be a field of F-1 hybrid plants. ~ Michael Pollan
53:The World has become too dangerous for anything less than Utopia. ~ R Buckminster Fuller
54:Looking back, nothing seems so simple than a utopian vision realised. ~ Wernher von Braun
55:I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship. ~ Pedro Almodovar
56:The Mexican utopia has consisted of enjoying your fifteen minutes of impunity. ~ Juan Villoro
57:They were utopian, which meant they saw imperfection everywhere they looked. ~ Michael Chabon
58:People's minds across the world were filling with utopias that could never overlap ~ Matt Haig
59:Only utopian liberals could be surprised that the Nazis were art connoisseurs. ~ Camille Paglia
60:People's minds across the world were filling with utopias that could never overlap. ~ Matt Haig
61:Tyrannosaur Canyon Utopia The Codex Tales of the Dark 1–3 Ribbons of Time Dark ~ Douglas Preston
62:. . . the newspapers of Utopia, he had long ago decided, would be terribly dull. ~ Arthur C Clarke
63:We must steel ourselves against utopias and be content with a slightly better state. ~ Will Durant
64:Capitalism is always evaluated against dreams. Utopia is a dream. It doesn't exist. ~ Rush Limbaugh
65:The demands of the Paris proletariat are utopian nonsense, to which an end must be put. ~ Karl Marx
66:The desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom. ~ Margaret Thatcher
67:Utopias rest on the fallacy that perfection is a legitimate goal of human existence. ~ Lewis Mumford
68:When you make a company, you make a utopia. It's where you design your perfect world. ~ Derek Sivers
69:Why does man insist on trying to make his Utopia in the midst of a battleground? ~ Michael D O Brien
70:A philosophy untouched by the shadows on the wall can only yield a sterile utopia. ~ Michael J Sandel
71:Utopia is something that I think about in connection to an experience I had when I was a kid. ~ Ira Sachs
72:What a lovely thing utopia is when you were too young to remember the horror that came with it. ~ Exurb1a
73:There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. ~ Victor Hugo
74:When you make a company, you make a utopia. It’s where you design your perfect world. Never ~ Derek Sivers
75:None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace. ~ Theodor Adorno
76:A simple fit of impatience often soon bridges the distance between utopia and murder. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila
77:Once a utopia in the eyes of many, San Francisco became the nerve center of a new dystopia. ~ Rebecca Solnit
78:Some people consider utopia to be derived from nature. For some people, utopia is the city. ~ Joel Sternfeld
79:But utopias don't exist, of course, anywhere in any world. Like alchemy or perpetual motion. ~ Haruki Murakami
80:common language was a wonderful idea, but utterly utopian. All good ideas were, she said sadly. ~ Kate Atkinson
81:All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in. ~ Toni Morrison
82:Architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience. ~ Roland Barthes
83:But utopias don’t exist, of course, anywhere in any world. Like alchemy or perpetual motion. What ~ Haruki Murakami
84:Basic income is not a utopia, it's a practical business plan for the next step of the human journey. ~ Jeremy Rifkin
85:Reality, no matter how utopian, seems to be something people need to frequently take a holiday from. ~ Aldous Huxley
86:I'm not trying to be a solution or create a freer, utopian world. I think my music dreams of it, though. ~ Jenny Hval
87:In my imaginary utopian world there would be a greater allegiance between music writers and musicians. ~ Emily Haines
88:The problem of utopia is that it can only be approached across a sea of blood, and you never arrive. ~ Peter Hitchens
89:All the Utopias will come to pass only when we grow wings and all people are converted into angels. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
90:Political utopias are a form of nostalgia for an imagined past projected onto the future as a wish. ~ Michael Ignatieff
91:a common language was a wonderful idea, but utterly utopian. All good ideas were, she said sadly. Ursula ~ Kate Atkinson
92:If I could create my own utopia, it would be this genderless world where we didn't have to talk about it. ~ Rachel Bloom
93:Perhaps every society is a utopia when you fail to peel up all the layers and look at what's underneath ~ Kameron Hurley
94:It must be admitted, however, that life in More's Utopia, as in most others, would be intolerably dull. ~ Bertrand Russell
95:Jazz is the false liquidation of art - instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture. ~ Theodor Adorno
96:Long ago it had been discovered that without some crime or disorder, Utopia soon became unbearably dull. ~ Arthur C Clarke
97:Our Being is Becoming, not stasis. Our Science is Utopia, our Reality is Eros, our Desire is Revolution. ~ Murray Bookchin
98:Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. ~ Aldous Huxley
99:We’ll never create a utopia, because it’s impossible to define good without having bad to compare it to. ~ Johnny B Truant
100:A single unmowed lawn ruins the whole effect, announcing to the world that all is not well here in utopia. ~ Michael Pollan
101:Jazz is the false liquidation of art — instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture. ~ Theodor W Adorno
102:All things appear incredible to us, as they differ more or less from our own manners.
Utopia, Bk 2. (1516) ~ Thomas More
103:A utopia cannot, by definition, include boredom, but the ‘utopia’ we are living in is boring. ~ Lars Fredrik H ndler Svendsen
104:I'm not an activist by nature. I am suspicious of Utopian thinking and equally suspicious of its alternate. ~ Margaret Atwood
105:Political utopianism1 is tyranny disguised as a desirable, workable, and even paradisiacal governing ideology. ~ Mark R Levin
106:The fact there is no route-map to utopia does not mean that there are no routes to more accessible destinations. ~ Colin Ward
107:Utopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of all Utopias—boredom. ~ Arthur C Clarke
108:But every
kind of socialism is Utopian, most of all scientific socialism. Utopia replaces God by the future. ~ Albert Camus
109:It's odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as Utopian proffer the most absurdly dreamy reasons for war. ~ Arundhati Roy
110:Now I must leave you as you enter the world that is Fuck. You are fucking lucky to be here. It's almost utopian. ~ Lewis Black
111:The utopia of knowledge would be to open up the non-conceptual with concepts, without making it their equal. ~ Theodor W Adorno
112:When you make a business, you get to make a little universe where you control all the laws. This is your utopia. ~ Derek Sivers
113:Utopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of a ll Utopias - boredom. ~ Arthur C Clarke
114:I hold to nothing but envisioning international peace and utopia. We all have many more things in common than not. ~ Roseanne Barr
115:I think if I were living in a utopian world, then it wouldn't be political commentary; it would be about daffodils. ~ Emily Haines
116:L’utopia non è il traguardo ma il punto di partenza. Si immagina e si vuole realizzare un luogo che non c’è ancora. ~ Erri De Luca
117:For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon. ~ Henry A Kissinger
118:His visions were quite grandiose, and he cracked more than a few eggs while attempting to make his utopian omelet. ~ Hourly History
119:All three negative utopias make it appear that it is possible to dehumanize man completely, and yet for life to go on. ~ Erich Fromm
120:Literature is my Utopia...No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends ~ Helen Keller
121:Most Muslims don't want to live in some Taliban-style utopia, which is what bin Laden and allied groups are offering. ~ Peter Bergen
122:The Utopians wonder that any man should be so enamoured of the lustre of a jewel, when he can behold a star or the sun ~ Thomas More
123:In a utopia you want to win matches by several goals and by playing a wonderful brand of football. But that's utopia. ~ Stuart Pearce
124:Utopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of all Utopias—boredom. Perhaps ~ Arthur C Clarke
125:To apply communism is an aspiration, in fact it has never been applied anywhere, it is really still a utopia. ~ Alejandro Castro Espin
126:Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere. ~ Alfred Stieglitz
127:I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing. ~ Richard Rorty
128:The curious sterility of utopias comes from the absence within them of any scope for initiative, any room for plurality. ~ Hannah Arendt
129:Diversity is essential to happiness and in Utopia there is hardly any. This is a defect in all planned social systems. ~ Bertrand Russell
130:This society, promoted by its leaders as an egalitarian utopia, was in truth one of the most unequal societies on earth. ~ Peter Hitchens
131:The complete destruction of traditional marriage and the nuclear family is the 'revolutionary or utopian' goal of feminism. ~ Kate Millett
132:The really damaging thing is that the objectives, the goals of the people on the left are not possible. There is no utopia. ~ Rush Limbaugh
133:There is no panacea, or utopia, there is just love and kindness and trying, amid the chaos, to make things better where we can. ~ Matt Haig
134:There's no such thing as designing the perfect utopian city. Everything is subject to change. There are no final frontiers. ~ Jacque Fresco
135:If world peace was as important to people as getting tweeted back by their favorite celebrity, we'd live in a blissful Utopia. ~ Adam Levine
136:Its a heartening fact about the human race that utopian fiction precedes dystopian fiction in the evolution of literature. ~ Paul Di Filippo
137:In my bright, utopian future world, they will hand out college educations like cups of water at the end of the L.A. Marathon. ~ Henry Rollins
138:It's without doubt my main subject. The way masculinity can go wrong. And I'm something of a gynocrat in a utopian kind of way. ~ Martin Amis
139:Ideology is the enemy of joyful community life, and the most destructive ideology is the belief that creating utopia is possible. ~ Rod Dreher
140:The twentieth century was the bankruptcy of the social utopia; the twenty-first will be that of the technological one. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
141:Utopia still made use of printed books ; books were still the simplest, clearest way of bringing statement before a tranquil mind. ~ H G Wells
142:As I’m fond of saying, if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead. ~ Penn Jillette
143:But the problem of utopia, of collective meaning, is to find an individual meaning. —Fredric Jameson, An American Utopia ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
144:I play the radio and moon about...and dream of Utopias where its always July the 24th 1935, in the middle of summer forever. ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
145:The Japanese Co-Prosperity Zone began as a racist utopia and ended as a cross between an abbatoir, a plantation and a brothel. ~ Niall Ferguson
146:The militant Utopian, the perfectibilizer, from the outset, is in a malevolent rage at the obvious fact of human imperfectibility. ~ Martin Amis
147:I mean, this was the second half of the twentieth century, for pity’s sake, and they still saw communism as the road to utopia. ~ Masaji Ishikawa
148:There's no way to design a society that's optimal or utopian. It's better than the one that was. Systems always undergo change. ~ Jacque Fresco
149:Almost without exception, everything society has considered a social advance has been prefigured first in some utopian writing. ~ David Cooperrider
150:Every utopia - let's just stick with the literary ones - faces the same problem: What do you do with the people who don't fit in? ~ Margaret Atwood
151:It has been said that later in life Marx developed a less Utopian view of communism, but it is difficult to find much evidence of this. ~ Anonymous
152:I'm interested in utopian communities of the past. Many of them didn't survive and I'm examining closely the reasons they failed. ~ Marina Abramovic
153:Most of the utopian community ideas actually are religious. They're based more on the idea of the monastery than the commune. ~ Christopher Hitchens
154:Only those capable of envisaging utopia will be fit for the decisive battle, that of recovering all the humanity we have lost.
  ~ Ernesto Sabato
155:From being a movement aiming for universal freedom, communism turned into a system of universal despotism. That is the logic of utopia. ~ John N Gray
156:the only choice is that between direct or indirect relations of domination and exploitation, with any alternative dismissed as utopian. ~ Slavoj i ek
157:Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn't necessarily expect to witness. ~ Michael Pollan
158:Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved. ~ Eric Hobsbawm
159:It's interesting, the sense of pastoral utopia that exists in so much fantasy - in [Edward ] Dunsany, [John R.R.] Tolkien and so on. ~ Quentin S Crisp
160:It's not Utopian to believe that we can create a global registry of financial assets so we know who owns what in different countries. ~ Thomas Piketty
161:Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason, while laying claim to them all. ~ Mark Levin
162:Maybe we aren't capable of being satisfied, Kelsea thought, and the idea seemed to open a chasm inside her. Maybe utopia is beyond us. ~ Erika Johansen
163:Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery. ~ Dan Simmons
164:Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason, while laying claim to them all. ~ Mark R Levin
165:Utopians...consider individual freedom as the stumbling block on which the grandiose idea of mankind's totalization may flounder. ~ Thomas Steven Molnar
166:Politics are about power; we cannot evade that truth or its consequences. We dream of a better world but it is in Utopia - that is, nowhere. ~ D W Brogan
167:Utopialılar aklı başında insanların, yıldızlar ve güneş dururken, bir incinin ya da bir elmasın cılız pırıltısına düşkünlüklerine şaşarlar. ~ Thomas More
168:Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilisational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries. ~ Iain Banks
169:Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness. ~ Emile M Cioran
170:The Fascist utopia, like that of the Communists, was false, and generated immense suffering. But there were those who dreamed it sincerely. ~ Norman Davies
171:Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves? ~ Julio Cortazar
172:What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. ~ Theodor Adorno
173:What use was utopia without joy, after all? What was the point of all their striving if it did not include the laughter of the young? ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
174:When you have a vision of where you need to go, it sounds utopian. But when you get to the tipping point, your understanding switches. ~ Christiana Figueres
175:He was no fool or Utopian who wished to be the maker of songs for his country rather than its law giver. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II, Work and Ideal,
176:I still believe in what I believed in for 20 years as a Socialist in Parliament, and being a Socialist is not the same as being a utopian. ~ Salvador Allende
177:Our business here is to be Utopian, to make vivid and credible, if we can, first this facet and then that, of an imaginary whole and happy world. ~ H G Wells
178:The problem with any utopia is that it discounts the vile ability of humans to turn it into the same ugly world they create in every utopia. Jay ~ Bobby Adair
179:What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. ~ Theodor W Adorno
180:I have not met a speculative utopia I would want to live in. I’d be bored in utopia. Dystopias, their dark opposites, are a lot more entertaining. ~ Kevin Kelly
181:In this life of ours we remain directed toward the relative utopia of a better world, and sensibly this can be the only model for our action. ~ Gustav Heinemann
182:Utopias now appear much more realizable than one used to think. We are now faced with a different new worry: How to prevent their realization. ~ Nikolai Berdyaev
183:A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. ~ Oscar Wilde
184:It was a crazy time when Euphoria first opened up. Everybody was so in awe. So grateful to be here. Like the opening of a new utopia. A magical time. ~ Phil Tucker
185:When you have to murder people by the tens of millions to achieve your utopian dream, you have succeeded only in producing a dystopian nightmare. ~ Michael Shermer
186:Either we abandon the utopian globalism of open borders and 'ally-ally-in-free' immigration or we lose the war on terrorism and our freedoms with it. ~ Pat Buchanan
187:I know it's very idealistic and utopian, but I believe we need to just let everyone not be judged in terms of religion, groups or nations or region. ~ Shahrukh Khan
188:Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidently anticipate utopia. Both are wrong. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun
189:Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it. ~ Henry Flynt
190:the partition was rolled up for ventilation, and she was lying in her hammock reading one of the books Vernon had brought, a thriller called utopia. ~ Douglas Preston
191:Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian. ~ Emma Goldman
192:Who would want the socialist Utopia? Especially if you were at all artistic - you want all those inequalities, because that's what makes life interesting. ~ Martin Amis
193:To be ruthless requires belief that our life on earth is but a brief prelude to an afterlife, or a temporary sacrifice before some utopia can be instituted. ~ Eric Hoffer
194:The Utopians fail to understand why anyone should be so fascinated by the dull gleam of a tiny bit of stone, when he has all the stars in the sky to look at. ~ Thomas More
195:In the best Utopia, I must be prepared for the moral fall of any man in any position at any moment; especially for my fall from my position at this moment. ~ G K Chesterton
196:Idealists and reformers all become executioners in their turn. The road to utopia ends with the steps of the scaffold, the endless moment of the guillotine. ~ Grant Morrison
197:The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times. ~ Patricia Hampl
198:It is the habit of utopians, of those who, like Dante, interpret politics as a wish, not of scientists, to confuse their desires with what is going to happen. ~ James Burnham
199:Though no man have anything [in Utopia], yet every man is rich. For what can be more rich than to live joyfully and merrily without all grief and pensiveness... ~ Thomas More
200:I somehow hope - naïve though I may be, utopian, possibly - that my music has some kind of calming effect on the universe, that it's somehow beneficial to people. ~ John Lydon
201:The political ideologues of the Hindu Right endorse a history rooted in colonial interpretations and are anxious to make that period of history a Hindu utopia. ~ Romila Thapar
202:Los Angeles wasn’t a sun-splashed utopia anymore—it was an alienated, smog-choked sprawl rife with racial and class tensions, recession, and stifling boredom. ~ Michael Azerrad
203:The Fundamental Principle that governs - or ought to govern -human affairs if we wish to avoid misunderstandings, conflicts, or pointless utopias, is negotiation. ~ Umberto Eco
204:Architecture is a hazardous mixture of omnipotence and impotence. It is by definition a c h a o t i c a d v e n t u r e... In other words, the utopian enterprise. ~ Rem Koolhaas
205:De Profundis
Oh, is it, then, Utopian
To hope that I may meet a man
Who'll not relate, in accents suave,
The tales of girls he used to have?
~ Dorothy Parker
206:In the best Utopia, I must be prepared for the moral fall of any man in any position at any moment; especially for my fall from my position at this moment. Much ~ G K Chesterton
207:Propaganda requires a permanent network of communication so that it can systematically stifle reflection with emotive or utopian slogans. Its pace is usually fast. ~ John Berger
208:The movie says, You can lose your job and your way and still rescue yourself. 'Larry Crowne' creates a self-excavated utopia, and I love that idea, that message. ~ Julia Roberts
209:There is no utopia. There never will be. There is only the valiant attempt of each person to live spiritually in a world where spirituality is almost impossible. ~ Ming Dao Deng
210:And though no man have anything [in Utopia], yet every man is rich. For what can be more rich than to live joyfully and merrily without all grief and pensiveness... ~ Thomas More
211:Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. ~ Will Durant
212:Don't talk to me about other worlds, separate realities, lost continents or invisible realms -- I know where I belong. Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now. ~ Edward Abbey
213:The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. ~ Marguerite Duras
214:I believe that the world is dying, not just me. And fantasy will save no one. The deathly unreality of Utopia, the merchandizing of Utopia is wicked, deadly reality. ~ Harold Brodkey
215:I know it's way too Utopian to think we will all ever just hugand love each other- but proactively dealing with hate could be as important to the future as clean water. ~ Bobby Sager
216:The true hero of the American utopia is neither the cowboy nor the soldier, but the pioneer, the pathfinder, the person who 'takes his body, where his eyes have been'. ~ Paul Virilio
217:The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable. ~ Thomas More
218:And though no man have anything [in Utopia], yet every man is rich. For what can be more rich than to live joyfully and merrily without all grief and pensiveness . . . ? ~ Thomas More
219:Utopia is the process of making a better world, the name for one path history can take, a dynamic, tumultuous, agonizing process, with no end. Struggle forever. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
220:Utopias have their value -- nothing so wonderfully expands the imaginative horizons of human potentialities -- but as guides to conduct they can prove literally fatal. ~ Isaiah Berlin
221:The laws of economics, like the laws of science, are real, unlike the utopian images and empty assurances of expedient and self-aggrandizing politicians and bureaucrats. ~ Mark R Levin
222:In 4.5 billion years there will arrive the demise of your phenomenology and your utopian politics, and there'll be no one there to toll the death knell or hear it. ~ Jean Fran ois Lyotard
223:For him, the writer should be the very devil, a disturber of dreams and wrecker of fatuous utopias, the bringer-in of reality, and rival of God in his wish to make worlds. ~ Hanif Kureishi
224:It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous forthe shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare. ~ Albert Camus
225:There cannot be a nation of millionaires, and there never has been a nation of Utopian comrades; but there have been any number of nations of tolerably contented peasants. ~ G K Chesterton
226:Utopias of equality are biologically doomed, and the best that the amiable philosopher can hope for is an approximate equality of legal justice and educational opportunity. A ~ Will Durant
227:We’ll never create a utopia, because it’s impossible to define good without having bad to compare it to. There is no pleasure without pain. There is no Heaven without Hell. ~ Johnny B Truant
228:While I am sympathetic to the political project of an all-encompassing utopian inclusivity, I am less sanguine about its feasibility and more worried about
its cruelty. ~ Joseph A Massad
229:Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active. ~ Bertrand Russell
230:All the Utopias - Brook Farm, Robert Owen's sanctuary of chatter, Upton Sinclair's Helicon Hall - and their regulation end in scandal, feuds, poverty, griminess, disillusion. ~ Sinclair Lewis
231:Utopia would seem to offer the spectacle of one of those rare phenomena whose concept is indistinguishable from its reality, whose ontology coincides with its representation. ~ Fredric Jameson
232:There cannot be a nation of millionaires, and there never has been a nation of Utopian comrades; but there have been any number of nations of tolerably contented peasants. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
233:To expect, indeed, that the freedom of trade should ever be entirely restored in Great Britain, is as absurd as to expect that an Oceana or Utopia should never be established in it. ~ Adam Smith
234:We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian. ~ Lionel Trilling
235:Anti-utopianism continues to suffuse our culture...Today few imagine that society can be fundamentally improved, and those who do are seen as at best deluded, at worst threatening. ~ Lewis H Lapham
236:Children and old people and the parents in between should be able to live together, in order to learn how to die with grace, together. And I fear that this is purely utopian fantasy. ~ M F K Fisher
237:I cannot perfectly agree to everything he has related.  However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. ~ Thomas More
238:Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia. ~ Godfried Danneels
239:This world is better than Utopia because - and follow this point carefully - you can never live in Utopia. Utopia is always somewhere else. That's the very definition of Utopia. ~ Brad Warner
240:George Orwell was skeptical of this approach: “Nearly all creators of utopia have resembled the man who has a toothache and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having a toothache. ~ Eric Weiner
241:In most cases we attach ourselves to God in order to take revenge on life, to punish it, to signify we can do without it, that we have found something better. ~ E. M. Cioran, History and Utopia (1960)
242:When L.A.’s schizophrenia between Dreamland and Utopia was becoming socially manifest, the United States, which was always a place, went to war with America, which was always an idea. ~ Steve Erickson
243:These are very scary times for a lot of people who are just now realizing that America is not, and has never been, the melting-pot utopia that their parents and teachers told them it was. ~ Ijeoma Oluo
244:To imagine happiness as the achievement of all our wishes and passions is to confuse the legitimate aspiration to inner fulfillment with a utopia that inevitably leads to frustration. ~ Matthieu Ricard
245:Conservatism is pessimistic, with a negative tendency - which we mostly resist - towards despair. Liberals are optimists, with a negative tendency, rarely resisted, towards utopianism. ~ John Derbyshire
246:Kitsch evokes a future utopia looking back at a past that is selectively (mis)remembered, thereby helping to stabilize the present toward which kitsch is otherwise deeply anatagonistic. ~ Theodor Adorno
247:The man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, ‘Limit yourself’; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian. ~ Murray Rothbard
248:liberalism and democracy, with all of their limitations, are what remains after every utopia and extremist scheme based on blood and territory has been exposed and shattered by reality. ~ Robert D Kaplan
249:The best novels capture the times in which the writer lives, which accounts for the current, if contrasting taste for lost utopias and dystopian nightmares peopled by vampires and wolves. ~ Chloe Thurlow
250:The contradictory nature of the socialist utopias is one explanation of the violence involved in the attempt to impose them: it takes infinite force to make people do what is impossible". ~ Roger Scruton
251:A comprehensive utopia may be out of reach, but the effort to realise it shapes the world for the better all the same. The belief may not be true, but it is useful. Belief makes the world. ~ Rebecca Solnit
252:In this branch of utopian real estate, architecture is no longer the art of designing buildings so much as the brutal skyward extrusion of whatever site the developer has managed to assemble. ~ Rem Koolhaas
253:And the weakness of all Utopias is this, that they take the greatest difficulty of man and assume it to be overcome, and then give an elaborate account of the overcoming of the smaller ones. ~ G K Chesterton
254:If man chooses oblivion, he can go right on leaving his fate to his political leaders. If he chooses Utopia, he must initiate an enormous education program - immediately, if not sooner. ~ R Buckminster Fuller
255:The glory of the world is transitory, and we should not measure our lives by it, but by the choice we make to follow our personal legend, to believe in our utopias, and to fight for our dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho
256:There may well be a few extremists out there somewhere calling for a militant, women-only utopia, but why should this be the definition of 'feminist' when it's already the definition of 'silly'? ~ Meghan Daum
257:Immature thought is predominately purposive and utopian. Thought which rejects purpose altogether is the thought of old age. Mature thought combines purpose with observation and analysis. ~ Edward Hallett Carr
258:Two generations of chronic overconsumption, decadence and denial have weakened America™. American cool is now every bit as vulnerable as the Soviet Utopia was ten years ago. ========== Culture Jam: ~ Anonymous
259:Lagos was the ultimate dysfunctional city - but actually, in terms of all the initiatives and ingenuity, it mobilised an incredibly beautiful, almost utopian landscape of independence and agency. ~ Rem Koolhaas
260:If you actually succeed in creating a utopia, you've created a world without conflict, in which everything is perfect. And if there's no conflict, there are no stories worth telling - or reading! ~ Veronica Roth
261:Stay and respond and expand and include and allow and forgive and enjoy and evolve and discern and inquire and accept and admit and divulge and open and reach out and speak up, this is utopia. ~ Alanis Morissette
262:And for many, politics has become gestural: it is about refusing to engage with power on power’s own terms; about action, not ideas; about the symbolic control of territory to create islands of utopia. ~ Paul Mason
263:And though no man have anything [in Utopia], yet every man is rich. For what can be more rich than to live joyfully and merrily without all grief and pensiveness, not caring for his own living . . . ? ~ Thomas More
264:Fukada was supposedly looking for a utopia in the Takashima system,' the Professor said with a frown. 'But utopia's don't exist, of course, anywhere in the world. Like alchemy or perpetual motion. ~ Haruki Murakami
265:We have all been injured, profoundly. We require regeneration, not rebirth, and the possibilities for our reconstitution include the utopian dream of the hope for a monstrous world without gender. ~ Donna J Haraway
266:The spectre of an absolute menace that requires absolute eradication binds leader and people in a hermetic utopian embrace, and the individual - always an annoyance to totality - ceases to exist. ~ Philip Gourevitch
267:The ultimate problem of utopian logic begins with a utilitarian calculus in which everyone will live in perfect harmony once we get rid of any dissenters who don’t see as clearly as the collective. ~ Michael Shermer
268:When I had first been hurled into the world of the 1970s I had thought I found Utopia. And now I was discovering that it was only a Utopia for some. Shaw wanted a Utopia which would exist for all. ~ Michael Moorcock
269:Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia. ~ Brooks Atkinson
270:Here's the thing about politics: It's not an expression of your moral purity and your ethics and your probity and your fond dreams of some utopian future. Progressive people constantly fail to get this. ~ Tony Kushner
271:Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. ~ Helen Keller
272:Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
273:Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. ~ Helen Keller
274:Our problem right now is that we're so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge number of people who are not going to know what to do. But within every dystopia there's a little utopia. ~ Margaret Atwood
275:Accountability in public office is but one manifestation of this cultural inheritance, and we should not be surprised that it is the first thing to disappear when the utopians and the planners take over. ~ Roger Scruton
276:The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate Utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no more sins because all the sinners will have been wiped out. ~ Thomas Merton
277:Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.... Humanity is in 'final exam' as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe. ~ R Buckminster Fuller
278:...philosophers will forever wrangle about the true nature of science as a prelude to their dream of the final knockdown argument which will silence all doubt and opposition to their own favorite utopia. ~ Philip Mirowski
279:The danger is not Islam or Christianity or any other religion. It is the human heart—the capacity we all have for evil. All human institutions with a lust for power give their utopian visions divine sanction ~ Chris Hedges
280:A constellation of Utopians is a group which only seems a group to us because we seek familiar institutions in their government, as we use the shapes of beasts and heroes to make false sense of the sea of stars. ~ Ada Palmer
281:A utopian future for the Internet could be secured if the heavy-duty influencers - and the grassroots influencers tweeting along - can create a new global organization peopled with defenders of Internet freedom. ~ Naomi Wolf
282:Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache... Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals his own emptiness. ~ George Orwell
283:The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians. ~ William Ralph Inge
284:Not in Utopia, -- subterranean fields, --Or some secreted island, Heaven knows whereBut in the very world, which is the worldOf all of us, -- the place where in the endWe find our happiness, or not at all ~ William Wordsworth
285:Perfection,” Inigo said, “is what we strive for; it is never what we should achieve. There is no such thing as utopia. Life by its nature is a struggle. Take that away and you take away any reason to exist. ~ Peter F Hamilton
286:She was the avatar of the town as it used to be in some Old South utopia that only existed if you were white and well-to-do and Baptist and didn’t notice how folks who weren’t all of those things had fared. ~ Joshilyn Jackson
287:The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate Utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no more sins because all the sinners will have been wiped out. p. 22 ~ Thomas Merton
288:E pluribus unum is surely an ironic motto to inscribe on the currency of this Utopia gone bust, for every grotesquely rich American represents property, privileges, and pleasures that have been denied the many. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
289:I have been swamped all my life with the idea of the unlimited potential and resources of the American Dream. Not only is this untrue, but it's an injustice to those people who don't have access to this utopia. ~ Rick Alverson
290:In a word, literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. ~ Helen Keller
291:Paradise
A concept embraced by almost every culture. A land of peace
and harmony. Some say it
doesn't
belong to the earth, that there
is no Shangri-la, no utopian
wilderness for the living. ~ Ellen Hopkins
292:By the mid-nineteen-sixties, the Soviet state was no longer promising its citizens a utopian Communist future. Under Brezhnev, the state “stopped working on a vision of the future and, instead, focussed on the past, ~ Anonymous
293:A world without discomfort is utopia. But it is also stagnant. A world perfectly fair in some dimensions would be horribly unfair in others. A utopia has no problems to solve, but therefore no opportunities either. ~ Kevin Kelly
294:But the fact is that, starting with Plato’s Republic in Philosophy 1-A when I was seventeen, I read utopias as novels. Actually, I still read everything as novels, including history, memoir, and the newspaper. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
295:We have to have a more realistic foreign policy and not a utopian one where we say, oh, we're going to spread freedom and democracy, and everybody in the Middle East is going to love us. They are not going to love us. ~ Rand Paul
296:If I was the dictator, with my profound understanding of Marx’s real intent, and my universal benevolent compassion, uncontaminated by any proclivity toward darkness or sin, I would bring on the socialist Utopia. ~ Jordan Peterson
297:Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. What a Utopia! What a paradise this region would be. ~ John Adams
298:The USSR rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, substituting the values of the collective and a new utopian vision of “social justice”—and they starved and slaughtered tens of millions of human beings. ~ Ben Shapiro
299:The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional. ~ Samuel Adams
300:You don't want to move toward some utopian literary situation where everybody's free of all conventions. That's ridiculous! Conventions are what you need. You have nothing to break down if you don't have conventions. ~ Lev Grossman
301:If I was the dictator, with my profound understanding of Marx’s real intent, and my universal benevolent compassion, uncontaminated by any proclivity toward darkness or sin, I would bring on the socialist Utopia. ~ Jordan B Peterson
302:A world without discomfort is utopia. But it is also stagnant. A world perfectly fair in some dimensions would be horribly unfair in others. A utopia has no problems to solve, but therefore no opportunities either. None ~ Kevin Kelly
303:The triumph of the will recreates, as its Utopia, the world of early childhood, and that is a world of nightmare, impotence and fear, in which the child fantasises, out of its own powerlessness, an absolute supremacy. ~ Angela Carter
304:Utopian speculations ... must come back into fashion. They are a way of affirming faith in the possibility of solving problems that seem at the moment insoluble. Today even the survival of humanity is a utopian hope. ~ Norman O Brown
305:Here’s my vision of Utopia: a world without violence and tragedies, where everyone lives forever, or until they’ve led fulfilling and happy lives and decide themselves that they want to check out whatever’s next for us. ~ Adam Silvera
306:I have enjoyed the success my work has brought me. Some might say I haven't really struggled to be successful. I think it is my perspective that is utopian. My state of mind is positive and peaceful. And I dare to dream. ~ Vidya Balan
307:the privacy to make a scene was something she would miss in Utopia … [N]ow, surrounded by these watchers, she felt deprived of a basic right … [to] behave badly if necessary, until [Preston] responded to her grief.” And ~ Mary McCarthy
308:Utopia is on the horizon,” declares Eduardo Galeano. “When I walk two steps, it takes two steps back. I walk ten steps and it is ten steps further away. What is utopia for? It is for this, for walking.” Judeo-Christian ~ Rebecca Solnit
309:We don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an endless succession of presents, and to live now as we think humans should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. ~ Howard Zinn
310:We must not stay as we are, doing always what was done last time, or we shall stick in the mud. Yet neither must we undertake a new world as catastrophic Utopians, and wreck our civilization in our hurry to mend it. ~ George Bernard Shaw
311:Beware of simple ideas and simple solutions. History is full of visionaries who used simple utopian visions to justify terrible actions. Welcome complexity. Combine ideas. Compromise. Solve problems on a case-by-case basis. ~ Hans Rosling
312:Human beings will be happier—not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. KURT VONNEGUT, JR. ~ Christopher Ryan
313:If you suggest a doubt as to the morality of these institutions, it is said directly—"You are a dangerous innovator, a utopian, a theorist, a despiser of the laws; you would shake the basis upon which society rests." If ~ Fr d ric Bastiat
314:Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It's the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again. ~ Ang Lee
315:There is nevertheless a value in painting these pictures of our desire; man's significances is that he can image a better world, and will some part of it at least into reality; man is an animal that makes Utopias. (p.47/543) ~ Will Durant
316:Utopia is a collective shift of perception away. Abundance is all around us. Only our efforts at tower-building blind us to it, our gaze forever skyward, forever seeking to escape this Earth, this feeling, this moment. ~ Charles Eisenstein
317:Utopia is the hope that the scattered fragments of good that we come across from time to time in our lives can be put together, one day, to reveal the shape of a new kind of life. The kind of life that yours should have been. ~ Nick Bostrom
318:Captain Black knew he was a subversive because he wore eyeglasses and used words like panacea and utopia, and because he disapproved of Adolf Hitler, who had done such a great job of combating unAmerican activities in Germany. ~ Joseph Heller
319:One can imagine a sane, healthy, cheerful human society based on no more than the principles of common sense, as validated each day by work, play, and living experience. But this remains the most utopian and fantastic of ideals. ~ Edward Abbey
320:Is it to be supposed that Nature has not bestowed upon me sufficient imagination to invent a Utopia too? Is it for the law to make choice of one amongst so many fancies, and to make use of the public force in its service? Law ~ Fr d ric Bastiat
321:Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
322:If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness. ~ Gunter Grass
323:You know, I don't at all hesitate to be a bit utopian about all this because I think hope is itself an act, a very big leap, which in a sense defies the grim facts always about us and opens up new ways of thinking about things. ~ Daniel Berrigan
324:Force when aggressively applied is "violence" and is, therefore, morally unjustifiable, but when it is used in the furtherance of a legitimate cause, it has its moral justification. The elimination of force at all costs in Utopian. ~ Bhagat Singh
325:She’d listened to a lot of these utopian discussions, and it was somehow comforting that Stephen and his friends could never quite work all the kinks out of their plan; that the world was as obstinately unfixable as her life was. ~ Jonathan Franzen
326:The fall of one regime does not bring in a utopia. Rather, it opens the way for hard work and long efforts to build more just social, economic,and political relationships and the eradication of other forms of injustices and oppression. ~ Gene Sharp
327:"Historically, it is chiefly in times of physical, political, economic and spiritual distress that men’s eyes turn with anxious hope to the future, and when anticipations, utopias and apocalyptic visions multiply." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self
328:It isn't humanly possible for the things radical leftists want to bring about the desired results that they choose. They claim they want a utopian happiness, and they are further and further away from it the more successful they are. ~ Rush Limbaugh
329:The idea of life in France is a utopia where the women are beautiful and they eat cheese all day and wear designer clothes and are magically thin and more evolved. And that's wonderful. Over here, we're still fighting for birth control. ~ Roxane Gay
330:I'm not an activist by nature. I am suspicious of Utopian thinking and equally suspicious of its alternate. I would prefer to stay in the Writing Burrow and play with my imaginary friends and enemies. I get sucked into these things. ~ Margaret Atwood
331:When I stand at the top of the Champs-Elysées, with its chestnut trees in flower, its undulations of shining cars, its white spaciousness, I feel as if I were biting into a utopian fruit, something velvety and lustrous and rich and vivid. ~ Anais Nin
332:...I don't know where a utopia is supposed to be, or where one could be found. I sometimes think that it is the place where fear and doubt end with the realization that around you is everything you need, and there is nothing else to find. ~ Kira Salak
333:Productivity is for robots. Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring.”31 Governing by numbers is the last resort of a country that no longer knows what it wants, a country with no vision of utopia. ~ Rutger Bregman
334:Yes, the civilization of love is possible; it is not a utopia. But it is only possible by a constant and ready reference to the "Father from whom all fatherhood and motherhood on earth is named," from whom every human family comes. ~ Pope John Paul II
335:(A unified) 'Europe' is the result of plans. It is, in fact, a classic utopian project, a monument to the vanity of intellectuals, a programme whose inevitable destiny is failure: only the scale of the final damage done is in doubt. ~ Margaret Thatcher
336:they wonder much to hear that gold, which in itself is so useless a thing, should be everywhere so much esteemed, that even men for whom it was made, and by whom it has its value, should yet be thought of less value than it is." - utopia ~ Thomas Moore
337:This means nothing less than that he will be forced to be free.” Once more a humanistic utopianism ends in tyranny, whether in Rousseau’s writing or in the Reign of Terror which carried his position to its conclusion. Robespierre, ~ Francis A Schaeffer
338:Hence the American heritage and founding principles must be thrust aside if there is to be human progress. They are dismissed as outmoded and obstructive, impeding the pursuit of utopian ends, for they are unconnected to the present. Man, ~ Mark R Levin
339:The Vision 2030 is aimed at transforming Kenya from a struggling third-world economy into a second world economy - We do believe that it is a realizable objective; we don't believe that it is utopia. We know that it has been done in some. ~ Raila Odinga
340:They filled our world with weapons aimed at foreheads and smiled as they shot 16 candles right through our future. They killed those strong enough to fight back and locked up the freaks who failed to live up to their utopian expectations. ~ Tahereh Mafi
341:Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate. ~ Evgeny Morozov
342:The military mind tends to be conservative, realistic and historical. The civilian mind tends to be liberal, idealistic and Utopian. Journalists, obviously, are civilians, and they tend to distrust, and to suspect, the military's motives. ~ Mark Riebling
343:they had started out with all the tools for creating Utopia right from the very beginning; they had all of history to teach them how to organize and govern themselves. They might have chosen to recreate Eden. Instead, they chose Hell. ~ Stephen R Lawhead
344:Utopia is on the horizon. I get two steps closer, she drifts back two steps. I walk ten paces and the horizon draws back ten paces farther. Though many follow, none catch it. So what is utopia good for? For this: it is good for walking. ~ Eduardo Galeano
345:Was that when I first began to see that I could not achieve utopia by planting a vegetable garden? Was that when I first knew that nature would not bend to my will or be chased away, either by my cleverness or by the ferocity of my bluff? ~ Tovar Cerulli
346:We need to be skeptical of utopianists who offer unreliable totalistic visions of other worlds and strive to take us there. We need some ideals, but we also need to protect ourselves from the miscalculations and misadventures of visionaries. ~ Paul Kurtz
347:All ideas advanced to deal with the Florentine noise problem, the Florentine traffic problem, are Utopian, and nobody believes in them, just as nobody believed in Machiavelli's Prince, a Utopian image of the ideally self-interested despot. ~ Mary McCarthy
348:There is nevertheless a value in painting these pictures of our desire; man's significances is that he can image a better world, and will some part of it at least into reality; man is an animal that makes Utopias. (Chapter on Plato p.47/543) ~ Will Durant
349:My lawyer, a mere stripling, has paid me a call. Since I have no money, the Federal Government is paying him to protect me from injustice. Moreover, I cannot be tortured or otherwise compelled to testify against myself. What a Utopia! Among ~ Kurt Vonnegut
350:People want their own laws to take precedence over those of the European Union. The French have understood that the EU does not live up to the utopia they were sold. It has distanced itself significantly from a democratic mode of operation. ~ Marine Le Pen
351:The utopian, immanent, and continually frustrated goal of the modern state is to reduce the chaotic, disorderly, constantly changing social reality beneath it to something more closely resembling the administrative grid of its observations. ~ James C Scott
352:But again I seem to hear, like a kind of echo, an answer from beyond the world. 'You will have real obligations, and therefore real adventures when you get to my Utopia. But the hardest obligation and the steepest adventure is to get there. ~ G K Chesterton
353:I gravitate towards the utopian potentials of digital space (post race, post gender, post human etc.), but understand that people live in real bodies that experience real consequences based on how they are gendered, sexed, raced and classed. ~ Saya Woolfalk
354:Science stands, a too competant servant, behind her wrangling underbred masters, holding out resources, devices, and remedies they are too stupid to use. ... And on its material side, a modern Utopia must needs present these gifts as taken. ~ George Herbert
355:There is this idea of history as something you make, as a meaningful narrative with a beginning and an end, the end being a utopia of happiness that we'll reach through socialism or free trade or democracy, and then it will all be wonderful. ~ Pankaj Mishra
356:The question of this book is simple: What is the best use of my smartphone in the flourishing of my life? To that end, my aim is to avoid both extremes: the utopian optimism of the technophiliac and the dystopian pessimistic of the technophobe. ~ Tony Reinke
357:Holidays are also an opportunity for kids to unlearn every good habit they've learned during the rest of the year. They don't go to school. They get to stay up past their bedtime. They get candy and presents for doing nothing. Childhood utopia. ~ Jim Gaffigan
358:Down the mountain we shall go and down the passes, and as the valleys open the world will open, Utopia, where men and women are happy and laws are wise, and where all that is tangled and confused in human affairs has been unravelled and made right. ~ H G Wells
359:Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. Leave men free, and their natural inequalities will multiply almost geometrically ~ Will Durant
360:Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness-mine, yours, ours-need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life. ~ Parker J Palmer
361:Indeed, the modern arguments about the necessities and virtues of government control over the individual are but malign echoes of utopian prescriptions through the ages, which attempted to define subjugation as the most transcendent state of man. ~ Mark R Levin
362:Books educate people and educated people ask awkward questions of those who govern them. The educated, in short, are considered ungovernable. Better to keep people ignorant of the past and to concentrate their minds on the utopia that lies ahead. ~ The Economist
363:If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it. ~ Nadine Gordimer
364:Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness - mine, yours, ours - need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life ~ Parker J Palmer
365:You're free to do anything you want with your company. It's more like art. You don't have to follow any norms. It's an expression of how you feel the world should be. When you make a company, that's your little place to make your own little utopia. ~ Derek Sivers
366:Communism, in particular, was attractive not so much to oppressed workers, its hypothetical beneficiaries, but to intellectuals—to those whose arrogant pride in intellect assured them they were always right. But the promised utopia never emerged. ~ Jordan Peterson
367:Loving Your Enemies... Far from being the pious injunction of a utopian dreamer, this demand is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. Yes it is love that will save our world and civilization; love even for our enemies. ~ Martin Luther King Jr
368:I've always liked what Thomas More said in Utopia, which is that in Utopia every person is allowed their own lifestyle and religion but no one is allowed to stand on a soapbox and tell others that theirs is right. I thought that was brilliant. Brilliant. ~ Jude Law
369:Communism, in particular, was attractive not so much to oppressed workers, its hypothetical beneficiaries, but to intellectuals—to those whose arrogant pride in intellect assured them they were always right. But the promised utopia never emerged. ~ Jordan B Peterson
370:At its best new wave/punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they'll be creative about it, and do something good besides. ~ Lester Bangs
371:The congenital weakness of nineteenth century society was not that it was industrial but that it was a market society. Industrial civilization will continue to exist when the Utopian experiment of a self-regulating market will be no more than a memory. ~ Karl Polanyi
372:What distinguishes the various members of the ideological family descended from humanism and the Enlightenment, liberal, socialist, communist, or anarchist, is not the gentle anarchy which is the utopia of all of them, but the methods of achieving it. ~ Eric Hobsbawm
373:If some of these answers seem radical or far-fetched today, then I say wait until tomorrow. Soon it will be abundantly clear that it is business as usual that is utopian, whereas creating something very new and different is a practical necessity. ~ James Gustave Speth
374:In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash. ~ John Berger
375:The belief in a political Utopia is especially dangerous. This is possibly connected with the fact that the search for a better world, like the investigation of our environment, is (if I am correct) one of the oldest and most important of all the instincts. ~ Karl Popper
376:The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a futile and dangerous one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle. ~ Christopher Hitchens
377:These Utopian idealists like the Clintons who think they really do have the answers. They think they're following the best minds of their generation, but they're not the best minds. They don't realize that they may be the worst minds of their generation. ~ Michael Savage
378:From the very beginning, the American dream meant proving to all mankind that freedom, justice, human rights and democracy were no utopia but were rather the most realistic policy there is and the most likely to improve the fate of each and every person. ~ Nicolas Sarkozy
379:It's odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as utopian, don't hesitate to proffer the most absurdly dreamy reasons for going to war: to stamp out terrorism, install democracy, eliminate fascism, and most entertainingly, to "rid the world of evil-doers. ~ Arundhati Roy
380:The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved. ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter
381:The fundamental difference is that conservatives think man is created in God's image. Liberals think they [themselves] are gods - they want to create utopia on Earth with wealth redistribution, breaking the bonds of marriage and ties between parents and a child. ~ Ann Coulter
382:I feel as if dystopian and utopian representations are historically the most effective way of criticizing modern society. You know, because you don't have to be factually accurate. You can kind of construct some awesome strawman arguments in your fictional world. ~ Owen Pallett
383:Democracy is the product of human thought and reasoning. It's true that philosophers and thinkers have always imagined a utopia in which everything is as it ought to be and the people live in freedom and comfort. But this was not achieved until recent centuries. ~ Simin Behbahani
384:No one worried except a few philosophers. The race was too intent upon savoring its new-found freedom to look beyond the pleasures of the present. Utopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of all Utopias—boredom. Perhaps ~ Arthur C Clarke
385:The laws of economics, like the laws of science, are real, unlike the utopian images and empty assurances of expedient and self-aggrandizing politicians and bureaucrats. There is a point of irreversibility from which no generation and the larger society can recover. ~ Mark R Levin
386:Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead. No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance. ~ Eduardo Galeano
387:The tone of the new ones, in their TED Talks, in PowerPointed product launches, in testimony to parliaments and congresses, in utopianly titled books, was a smarmy syrup of convenient conviction and personal surrender that he remembered well from the Republic. He ~ Jonathan Franzen
388:Utopia is on the horizon. I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I'll never reach it. So what's the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking. ~ Eduardo Galeano
389:What's interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It's either a utopia or it's misery. The real truth is that there's going to be both things in any future, just like there is now. ~ Albert Brooks
390:Evil is ancient, unchanging, and with us always. The more postmodern the West becomes — affluent, leisured, nursed on moral equivalence, utopian pacifism, and multicultural relativism — the more premodern the evil among us seems to arise in nihilistic response. ~ Victor Davis Hanson
391:These inventors were elevating the formulation of entrepreneurial ideas to the status of a visionary activity. Though forced to justify their efforts in the pragmatic language of venture capital, they were at heart utopian thinkers intent on transforming the world. ~ Alain de Botton
392:Utopia is the grotesque en rose, the need to associate happiness - that is, the improbable - with becoming, and to coerce an optimistic, aerial vision to the point where it rejoins its own source: the very cynicism it sought to combat. In short, a monstrous fantasy. ~ Emile M Cioran
393:It is the fear of want that makes any of the whole race of animals either greedy or ravenous but besides fear there is in man a pride that makes him fancy it a particular glory to excel others in pomp and excess but by the laws of the utopians there is no room for this. ~ Thomas More
394:In the gray Poland plundered by the Soviet utopia there was no shortage of cunning petty demons on the party payroll out searching for young souls with ballistic tendencies, souls who dreamed of greatness and despised the trifling daily round of worries and pursuits. ~ Adam Zagajewski
395:Maybe this is a utopian view of art but I do believe that art can function as a vehicle, that it isn't just a cultural pursuit, something that happens in art galleries. Unless art is linked to experience and the fear and joy of that, it becomes mere icing on the cake. ~ Antony Gormley
396:When communism failed, it wasn't a good idea that had gone wrong, it was a bad idea that had been sustained with incredible determination in the face of all the commonsense arguments, and at the cost of 20 million lives at least, in Russia, to build the socialist Utopia. ~ Martin Amis
397:And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand Utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents. And to live now, as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. ~ Howard Zinn
398:The world has always been ruled by violent people just as a jungle is ruled by a lion. Non-violent people have always had to submit to the onslaught of the violent people and lose their honour.The rule of non-violence i as utopian as the sheep ruling a jungle over lions. ~ Awdhesh Singh
399:What is it that we really want for a young person when we give him or her vocational advice? The only creditable answer, it seems to me, is one that avoids utopianism while keeping an eye on the human good: work that engages the human capacities as fully as possible. ~ Matthew B Crawford
400:A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias. ~ Oscar Wilde
401:Certainly the Internet is changing capitalism in significant ways, and it may well assist those who wish to reform or replace it in the political arena; but it is not making capitalism become, in effect, for lack of a better term, a green, democratic socialist utopia. ~ Robert W McChesney
402:All utopian visions have this in common: the mental projection of a future time when all will be well, we will be saved, there will be peace and harmony and the end of our problems. There have been many such utopian visions. Some ended in disappointment, others in disaster. ~ Eckhart Tolle
403:Only from the perspective of such a utopia is it possible to use the concepts of pessimism and optimism with full justification: an optimist is someone who thinks that on planet number five the history of mankind will be less bloody. A pessimist is one who thinks otherwise. ~ Milan Kundera
404:I'm not trying to sell pipe dreams to people. I'm not giving them some fake utopia. I'm not telling them it's easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. But you don't fight the fights you can win, you fight the fights that need fighting. That's the most important part. ~ Immortal Technique
405:One theme of what I've been writing has been to get people to understand that "apolitical" means "you lose." It doesn't mean you live a utopian life free of politicians' influence. The destruction of the public domain is the clearest example, but it will only be the first. ~ Lawrence Lessig
406:The utopia of the Populists was in the past, not in the future. According to the agrarian myth, the health of the state was proportionate to the degree to which it was dominated by the agricultural class, and this assumption pointed to the superiority of an earlier age. ~ Richard Hofstadter
407:Without the Utopians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced the lines of the first City.....Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better future. ~ Anatole France
408:Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century. ~ Dennis Prager
409:I feel sometimes constrained by the expectation that the work should be solely political. I try to create a type of work that is at the service of my own set of criteria, which have to do with beauty and a type of utopia that in some ways speaks to the culture I'm located in. ~ Kehinde Wiley
410:Viver no presente, como diziam os estóicos, como dizem todos os sábios, não é um sonho, não é um ideal, não é uma utopia: é a simplíssima e dificílima verdade de viver. A eternidade? Se ela é ''um perpétuo hoje'', como queria Santo Agostinho, é inútil esperá-la amanhã. ~ Andr Comte Sponville
411:We’ll never create a utopia, because it’s impossible to define good without having bad to compare it to. There is no pleasure without pain. There is no Heaven without Hell. The more we try to eliminate the negatives in life, the more we consequently eliminate the positives. ~ Johnny B Truant
412:American liberalism flaunts its pragmatism. It may have strong moral and philosophical beliefs, but it likes to claim that it derives conclusions from evidence and data, not dogma; its expectations for politics and human nature remain on the hard ground, not up in the utopian sky. ~ Anonymous
413:If I could, I'd take the food and art of Italy, for example, couple it with the quiet, understated personality of France and the orderliness of Germany, the cinematic and literary wit of Britain, and blend it into one utopian, and ultimately dystopian, probably, civilization. ~ Tsh Oxenreider
414:In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse. ~ H G Wells
415:The Venus Project is neither Utopian nor Orwellian, nor does it reflect the dreams of impractical idealists. Instead, it presents attainable goals requiring only the intelligent application of what we already know. The only limitations are those which we impose upon ourselves. ~ Jacque Fresco
416:Utopia is a meta-utopia: the environment in which Utopian experiments may be tried out; the environment in which people are free to do their own thing; the environment which must, to a great extent, be realized first if more particular Utopian visions are to be realized stably. ~ Robert Nozick
417:Whenever utopians present the substance of their wishes and fight to make them actual, a fair number of their dreams will often come true, often because the triumphant ideas have won less philanthropic allies. The best hopes for humanity will be used to pick the pockets of mankind. ~ Mark Greif
418:TV is sometimes accused of encouraging fantasies. Its real problem, though, is that it encourages-enforces, almost-a brute realism. It is anti-Utopian in the extreme. We're discouraged from thinking that, except for a few new products, there might be a better way of doing things. ~ Bill McKibben
419:Odessa eked out a living from the livestock trade, all dreams of Utopia gone forever when the town’s first sheriff, Elias Dawson, decided that the ban on alcohol constituted cruel and unusual punishment and became the proprietor, along with his brother, of the town’s first saloon. ~ H G Bissinger
420:Americans love marriage too much. We rush into mariage with abandon, expecting a micro-Utopia on earth. We pile all our needs onto it, our expectations, neuroses, and hopes. In fact, we've made marriage into the panda bear of human social institutions: we've loved it to death. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
421:The planet Mars -- crimson and bright, filling our telescopes with vague intimations of almost-familiar landforms -- has long formed a celestial tabula rasa on which we have inscribed our planeto-logical theories, utopian fantasies, and fears of alien invasion or ecological ruin. ~ David Grinspoon
422:Captain Fantastic touches on that [division]. You meet this family that lives off the grid in the woods and you go, "Oh, it's some kind of liberal utopian fantasy. The enemy is gonna be all these conservative types that they'll probably run into, and that's going to be the story." ~ Viggo Mortensen
423:The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
424:The utopian male concept which is the premise of male pornography is this--since manhood is established and confirmed over and against the brutalized bodies of women, men need not aggress against each other; in other words, women absorb male aggression so that men are safe from it. ~ Andrea Dworkin
425:"Ideologues assume the problems of the world are someone else's fault. Or they assume that broad-scale systemic change (according to their dictates) is a prerequisite to Utopia. A truly religious person tries to change him or herself, which is a more difficult and less grand task." ~ Jordan Peterson
426:I don't think we should be engaged in nation-building. It's not our job to turn foreign nations into democratic utopias, to try to turn Iraq into Switzerland. It is the military's job to hunt down and kill our enemies, to kill ISIS before they murder American citizens and they wage jihad. ~ Ted Cruz
427:The term 'cyberutopian' tends to be used only in the context of critique. Calling someone a cyberutopian implies that he or she has an unrealistic and naively overinflated sense of what technology makes possible and an insufficient understanding of the forces that govern societies. ~ Ethan Zuckerman
428:But the Modern Utopia must not be static but kinetic, must shape not as a permanent state but as a hopeful stage, leading to a long ascent of stages. Nowadays we do not resist and overcome the great stream of things, but rather float upon it. We build now not citadels, but ships of state. ~ H G Wells
429:There is nothing superstitious about forcing bad consequences for the hubris of paternalistic utopianism. Humanity should never be frozen into a vision of the best. A creative society must be willing to tolerate some degree of instability because creativity is inherently unstable. ~ Rebecca Goldstein
430:Walmart is, Jameson asserts cheekily but with sincere admiration, “the shape of a utopian future looming through the mist, which we must seize as an opportunity to exercise the utopian imagination more fully, rather than an occasion for moralizing judgments or regressive nostalgia.”) ~ Leigh Phillips
431:"Ideologues assume the problems of the world are someone else's fault. Or they assume that broad-scale systemic change (according to their dictates) is a prerequisite to Utopia. A truly religious person tries to change him or herself, which is a more difficult and less grand task." ~ Jordan B Peterson
432:Utopia lies at the horizon.
When I draw nearer by two steps,
it retreats two steps.
If I proceed ten steps forward, it
swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
No matter how far I go, I can never reach it.
What, then, is the purpose of utopia?
It is to cause us to advance. ~ Eduardo Galeano
433:The games enthralled the public and diverted their attentions from the Halo wars. And—unlike the arts—they could not be used as vehicles for subversion. For gamers like myself it was a near-utopian state of affairs. We were pampered and courted by the houses and made immensely rich. ~ Alastair Reynolds
434:The elimination of force at all costs is Utopian and the new movement which has arisen in the country and of whose dawn we have given a warning is inspired by the ideals which Guru Gobind Singh and Shivaji, Kamal Pasha and Reza Khan, Washington and Garibaldi, Lafayette and Lenin preached. ~ Bhagat Singh
435:I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach - you may call this Utopia - to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side... to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist. ~ Vicente del Bosque
436:in Napa County. I eventually lost focus on the dome project and ended up busking with another friend on the streets of Berkeley—he played accordion, I played violin and ukulele and struck ironic poses. It was successful. I realized that at that time I was more interested in irony than utopia. ~ David Byrne
437:Utopias bore me. I'm interested in constructing messy, complicated societies that are full of flaws and then saying, ooh, this is interesting, let's see what happens if I poke it here. And concurrently with this and the previous point, I'm interested in making up cultures that are different ~ Marie Brennan
438:Our thesis is that the idea of a self-adjusting market implied a stark utopia. Such an institution could not exist for any length of time without annihilating the human and natural substance of society; it would have physically destroyed man and transformed his surroundings into a wilderness. ~ Karl Polanyi
439:The curmudgeons among us are vaguely uneasy about the attention people pay to their phones, and pine for the days of unhurried concentration, while the digital hipsters equate such nostalgia with Luddism and boredom, and believe that increased connection is the foundation for a utopian future. ~ Cal Newport
440:To want a job that exercises a man's capacities in an enterprise useful to society, is utopian anarcho-syndicalism; it is labor invading the domain of management. No labor leader has entertained such a thought in our generation. Management has the "sole prerogative" to determine the products. ~ Paul Goodman
441:Universal design systems can no longer be dismissed as the irrelevant musings of a small, localized design community. A second modernism has emerged, reinvigorating the utopian search for universal forms that marked the birth of design as a discourse and a discipline nearly a century earlier. ~ Ellen Lupton
442:A panel at a beautiful annual literary festival in Brazil, held in the almost Utopian coastal town of Parati, found me matched with Fernando Gabeira. This comparison reduced my own limited charisma value to something like zero: Gabeira has excelled at every cultural activity in Brazil. ~ Christopher Hitchens
443:Eiffel saw his Tower in the form of a serious object, rational, useful; men return it to him in the form of a great baroque dream which quite naturally touches on the borders of the irrational ... architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience. ~ Roland Barthes
444:The conservative "thinks of political policies as intended to preserve order, justice, and freedom. The ideologue, on the contrary, thinks of politics as a revolutionary instrument for transforming society and even transforming human nature. In his march toward Utopia, the ideologue is merciless. ~ Russell Kirk
445:We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children... Where nobody dies... In my worlds people died. And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest. ~ Neil Gaiman
446:(As Plato:) There is nothing superstitious about forcing bad consequences for the hubris of paternalistic utopianism. Humanity should never be frozen into a vision of the best. A creative society must be willing to tolerate some degree of instability because creativity is inherently unstable. ~ Rebecca Goldstein
447:Democracy begins in human conversation. A democratic conversation does not require elaborate rules of procedure or utopian notions of perfect consensus. What it does require is a spirit of mutual respect-people conversing critically with one another in an atmosphere of honesty and shared regard. ~ William Greider
448:We act, though, not under a utopian illusion that you or I or anyone or everyone together can rid this world of pain and suffering. That responsibility belongs to the resurrected Christ, and he will do it when he returns. But until that day, we do with an undivided heart whatever God calls us to do. ~ David Platt
449:You need a prince to make a town in an intellectual sense. Developers want to make money. If they cared about architecture, they'd become architects. I've had so many projects that never came off because they had no sponsor, and not because they were utopian. I just want to build a town that's normal. ~ Leon Krier
450:I think in a sense seeing how films have changed me and seeing how fiction moves me more than facts in many ways, and I think that I can talk for many people that fiction moves us more than real life, it certainly helps us to set forth on this a journey of a utopia, which can never be achieved. ~ Gael Garcia Bernal
451:Along with Utopian views of socialism, and for the same reason, Marx condemned conspiratorial revolutionaries who wished to capture power and introduce socialism before the economic base of society had developed to the point at which the working class as a whole is ready to participate in the revolution. ~ Anonymous
452:I have no notions of a perfect society, I don’t know what that means. I know we can do much better than what we’ve got, I’m no utopian, I’m not a humanist that would like to see everybody living in warmth and harmony: I know that if we don’t live that way, we’ll kill each other and destroy the Earth. ~ Jacque Fresco
453:I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another... of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next... of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin. ~ Gunter Grass
454:There can be no final goal for human institutions; the best are those that most encourage progress towards others still better. Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active. ~ Bertrand Russell
455:We need – more urgently than architectural utopias, ingenious traffic disposal systems, or ecological programmes – to comprehend the nature of citizenship, to make serious imaginative assessment of that special relationship between the self and the city; its unique plasticity, its privacy and freedom. ~ Jonathan Raban
456:Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change,”35 the British philosopher Bertrand Russell once wrote. Elsewhere he continued, “It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active.”36 ~ Rutger Bregman
457:And above all, I will argue the necessity for preserving, against all shame, a demanding question of revolution itself, a question about utopia that keeps pushing its way through a field of failed aspirations, like a student at the back of the room who gets suddenly, violently, tired of being invisible. ~ Lauren Berlant
458:The ills attributed to an anthropomorphic abstraction called "society" may be laid more realistically at the door of Everyman. Utopia must spring in the private bosom before it can flower into civic virtue, inner reforms leading to outer ones. A man who has reformed himself will reform thousands. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
459:I harbored in my mind a sort of utopia about ‘an age of genius’ that supposedly existed in my life once upon a time, not in any calendar year but on a level above chronology, an age when everything blazed with godly colors and one took in the whole sky with a single breath, like a gulp of pure ultramarine. ~ Bruno Schulz
460:The Internet is the hope of an integrated world without frontiers, a common world without controlling owners, a world of opportunities and equality. This is a utopia that we have been dreaming about and is a world in which each and every one of us are protagonists of a destiny that we have in our hands. ~ Laura Chinchilla
461:The Revolutionary's Utopia, which in appearance represents a complete break with the past, is always modeled on some image of the Lost Paradise, of a legendary Golden Age... All utopias are fed from the source of mythology; the social engineers' blueprints are merely revised editions of the ancient text. ~ Arthur Koestler
462:This? This is Putopia," says Dr. A, the tall guy with the curly hair who was trying to catch the grape in his mouth. He's wearing a T-shirt under his lab coat that reads MY BANG THEORY IS BIGGER THAN YOURS.

"Putopia?" I repeat.

"Yes. Putopia. It stands for Parallel Universe Travel Office... pia. ~ Libba Bray
463:The apparatchiks, too, were an eternal type. The tone of the new ones, in their TED Talks, in PowerPointed product launches, in testimony to parliaments and congresses, in utopianly titled books, was a smarmy syrup of convenient conviction and personal surrender that he remembered well from the Republic. ~ Jonathan Franzen
464:Thomas Morus beschrieb Utopia übrigens als eine Insel mit vierundfünfzig Städten, die alle nicht nur in Sprache, Sitten, Einrichtungen und Gesetzen übereinstimmen, nein, sie sind auch noch alle genau gleich aufgebaut. Was daran 1516 so wünschenswert schien, ist aus heutiger Sicht kaum noch nachvollziehbar. ~ Marc Uwe Kling
465:Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis. ~ Michael Ignatieff
466:I think when Justin Trudeau tweets - and Justin Trudeau tweets just like Donald Trump tweets. He occasionally just tweets things. And when he tweets that we're welcoming everyone, I mean, we're not a utopia for immigration as well. I mean, we have all sorts of issues that are very similar to the United States. ~ Rick Mercer
467:Consider also the revolutionary utopians, who typically achieve only destruction and stagnation. Though they are blind optimists, what defines them as utopians is their pessimism that their supposed utopia, or their violent proposals for achieving and entrenching it, could ever be improved upon. Additionally, ~ David Deutsch
468:My husband is not American. He was born in Brazil, where he grew up under a filthy, corrupt dictatorship. In his twenties, he moved to Europe, where he lived for a while under various socialist democracies. He spent a few years on a kibbutz in Israel, living out a utopian experiment in communal existence. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
469:To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss. ~ Michael Oakeshott
470:What begins as a Utopian vision, always - always - ends in bloodshed. Because you have to force a utopia on a free people. Free people want to pursue their own happiness, but a one-size-fits-all approach requires herding the free, against their will, into the state's idea of what's right. Then it's not utopia. ~ Greg Gutfeld
471:What we are expecting, after 2012, is a one hundred more times, more harmonious, Utopian world, where things like, time travel, levitation, instant telepathy, instant healing, telekinesis are as common and as everyday, as breathing. And I look forward to that time ...I see a very, very positive future coming. ~ David Wilcock
472:But rather than the decrease in reports of cannibalism one might expect to find in modern times, the opposite turns out to be true. The greatest number of cannibalism-related deaths in China came as a direct result of Mao Zedong’s “The Great Leap Forward” (1958–1961), a disastrous attempt at utopian engineering. ~ Bill Schutt
473:We need to learn to listen to what the people need and want and not try to impose on them a whole schema that they may not. This is historically difficult stuff: how do we balance the project of raising consciousness, advancing a vision of utopia, with the real and honest engagement in real-world experiments? ~ Gar Alperovitz
474:The designs of the paper euros, introduced in 2002, proclaim a utopian aspiration. Gone are the colorful bills of particular nations, featuring pictures of national heroes of statecraft, culture and the arts, pictures celebrating unique national narratives. With the euro, 16 nations have said goodbye to all that. ~ George Will
475:Gargantua, at the age of four hundred four score and forty- four years begat his son Pantagruel, from his wife, named Badebec, daughter of the King of the Amaurotes in Utopia, who died in child-birth: because he was marvelously huge and so heavy that he could not come to light without suffocating his mother. ~ Francois Rabelais
476:He had been very keen on Esperanto, which had seemed an absurd eccentricity at the time but now Ursula thought it might be a good thing to have a universal language, as Latin had once been. Oh, yes, Miss Woolf said, a common language was a wonderful idea, but utterly utopian. All good ideas were, she said sadly. ~ Kate Atkinson
477:Money has always been a particular problem for revolutionaries and anti-capitalists. What will money look like 'after the revolution'? How will it function? Will it exist at all? It's hard to answer the question if you don't know what money actually is. Proposing to eliminate it entirely seems utopian and naive. ~ David Graeber
478:President Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But, he doesn't understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of 'social justice' will eventually harm those whom he wants to help. The nation's crushing debt is a tsunami brewing off shore. ~ Bill O Reilly
479:In the next few years the struggle will not be between utopia and reality, but between different utopias, each trying to impose itself on reality ... we can no longer hope to save everything, but ... we can at least try to save lives, so that some kind of future, if perhaps not the ideal one, will remain possible. ~ Albert Camus
480:A ‘liberal paradise’ would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities and only law enforcement personnel have guns. And, believe it or not, such a liberal utopia does indeed exist. ... It’s called prison. ~ Joe Arpaio
481:Heel de inrichting van de samenleving is maar op één doel gericht: alle burgers, voor zover het algemeen belang het toelaat, vrijwaren van lichamelijke arbeid om zo veel mogelijk tijd te kunnen besteden aan de vrije ontwikkeling van hun geest. Daarin ligt volgens Utopianan namelijk de sleutel tot een gelukkig leven. ~ Thomas More
482:I don't know of any other form of life that gathers up all the food it needs in the first two-thirds of its life in order to do nothing in its last third of life. In a utopian presentist society, instead of working extra hard to put money in the bank, you'd be working to provide value for the people around you. ~ Douglas Rushkoff
483:It's funny that being human means so many things, man made divisions counter our judgements towards being wary of the "other", this is worrying because the thing that unites us is being human that is what we all are and without lament but with joy we should embrace everybody we would then live in utopia of diversity. ~ Paul Isaacs
484:There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away. ~ Norman Mailer
485:To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss. ~ Michael Joseph Oakeshott
486:Beyond Bookchin”, David Watson, of Fifth Estate, argues that aboriginal society represents a viable Utopia. He quotes favourably the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins; “We are inclined to think of hunters and gatherers as poor because they don’t have anything, perhaps better to think of them for that reason as free. ~ Marshall Sahlins
487:The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence. ~ Aldous Huxley
488:The change began with John Stuart Mill and the Utopians . When Mill pointed out that economics had no ultimate solution to the problem of distribution , that society might do with the fruits of its toil as it saw fit, he introduced into the mechanical calculus of the market a conflicting calculus of moral judgment. ~ Robert Heilbroner
489:How do we get utopian thinking in a dystopian world? These days we aren't talking to each other - we're screaming and trying to hit each other over the head with rocks and sticks. A primitive fury has been unleashed by a president who has no culture, who cannot read, and who wants to determine power and aggression. ~ Carolee Schneemann
490:It is singular to look round upon a country where the dreams of sages, smiled at as utopian, seem distinctly realized, a people voluntarily submitting to laws of their own imposing, with arms in their hands respecting the voice of a government which their breath created and which their breath could in a moment destroy! ~ Frances Wright
491:Communism is Utopia, that is nowhere. It is the avatar of all our religious eschatologies: the coming of the Messiah, the second coming of Christ, nirvana. It is not a historical prospect, but a current mythology. Socialism, by contrast, is a realizable historical system which may one day be instituted in the world. ~ Immanuel Wallerstein
492:Paradoxically, as the utopia metastasizes and the society ossifies, elections become less relevant. More and more decisions are made by masterminds and their experts, who substitute their self-serving and dogmatic judgments—which are proclaimed righteous and compassionate—for the individual’s self-interests and best interests. ~ Mark R Levin
493:There is utopia and utopia. The kind imposed by an elite in the name of a historical imperative—that utopia is hell. It must lead to terror and then, terror exhausted, to cynicism and torpor. But surely there is another utopia. It cannot be willed either into existence or out of sight, it speaks for our sense of what may yet be. ~ Irving Howe
494:When I wrote 'The Giver,' it contained no so-called 'bad words.' It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of 'The Giver'; there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power. ~ Lois Lowry
495:Passion for equality blinds the utopian to the fact that society, as a whole, is based on inequality of men in two respects: the inventor, the innovator, the exceptional man creates something new and insures continuous progress; the others emulate his work or merely improve their own lot by benefiting from his creativity. ~ Thomas Steven Molnar
496:Modern authoritarianism, as it's growing inside Europe and now coming to the United States, rests much more on the use of power to protect the guilty than to persecute the innocent. And its motive is not crazy totalitarian utopianism, it's motive is repressive kleptocracy. To steal and to use the powers of the state to protect theft. ~ David Frum
497:The human species was too fond of lying, cheating, envy, ignorance, self-pity, self-righteousness, and utopian visions that always led to mass murder-but until and if it destroyed itself, it harbored the potential to become nobler, to take responsibility for its actions, to live and let live, and to earn the stewardship of the earth. ~ Dean Koontz
498:[The Utopia of Rules] should offer a challenge to us all. Should we just accept this bureaucracy as inevitable? Or is there a way to get rid of all those hours spent listening to bad call-centre music? Do policemen, academics, teachers and doctors really need to spend half their time filling in forms? Or can we imagine another world? ~ Gillian Tett
499:A funny thing happened on the way to utopia: We've turned into this surveillance society and become a race of spies, where we track our kids and we track our spouses and we track our friends. I think very soon there will be an obsolescence of trust, because it's much easier to access a person's location than it is to ask - or to trust. ~ Dave Eggers
500:That democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for it produces something so utterly different that few of those who wish it would be prepared to accept the consequences, many will not believe until the connection has been laid bare in all its aspects. ~ Friedrich August von Hayek

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